Professor Luri holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Masters in Statistics both received from Washington State University, Pullman. He currently works in two departments at the College of Wooster: Economics, and Mathematical and Computational Sciences. Professor Luri has interests in interdisciplinary research, especially in the areas of: Commodity and Energy Markets; Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) Systems dynamics, and resilience research; Business Intelligence, and economic management (through big data Analytics); and application of Bayesian methods in economics, business and commence. His work with others has been published in the Journals of Land Use Policy and Ecological Economics. Professor Luri has taught courses including Principles of Economics, Data Analytics in Business, Advance Business management Economics, Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Data Analysis, Managing the Global Environment, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Environmental Urban Economics.


  • PhD, Economics – Washington State University
  • M.Sc., Statistics – Washington State University
  • M.S., Economics – South Dakota State University
  • B. A., Economics and Statistics – University of Ghana
Areas of Interest
  • Commodity and Energy Markets Analysis
  • Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) Systems dynamics, and resilience modeling
  • Business Intelligence, and economic management (through big data Analytics)
  • Application of Bayesian Methods in economics, business and commence.
Courses Taught
  • Principles of Economics
  • Data Analytics in Business
  • Advanced Business Management Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Urban Economics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Data Analysis (SPSS)
Independent Study Advising
  • Brown, Brooke ’21 “Birds of a Feather, Flock Together: The Impact of Sanctuary Status of a City on Rental Prices”
  • McCullough, Will ’21 “The Great Outdoors, indoors: An Evaluation of Green Space and Housing Prices in Pittsburgh, PA”
  • Peirce, Shaun ’21 “Are Casinos a Winning Wager? A County-Level Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Commercial Casinos on Economic Growth”
  • Conrad, Zenobia ’21 “A Look at Ohio’s Energy Senate Bill 221 – Effects of Merit Order and Renewable Energy on Ohio’s Electricity Market”
  • Chalabi, El Yazid ’22 Investigating Intraday Impact of Earning Reports on Stock Prices in the Technology Sector from 2010 to 2019
  • Prichard, Luke ‘22 “Predicting Formula 1 Races From the 2017-2021 Seasons with Ordered Logistic Regression and Elo Ratings”
  • Mittal, Pragya ‘22 “Cheer Me Up: A Game Theoretic Optimization Analysis of the Relationships Between Morale, Corruption and Individual Tax Evasion Decisions”
  • Angad Singn ‘22 “Modelling the joint dynamics of Exchange rates, Interest rates and Oil prices using Vector Autoregression”
  • Ferdinand Nanfack-Minkeu, Alexander Delong, Moses Luri, Jelmer W. Poelstra. (2022). “Invasive Aedes japonicus mosquitoes dominate the Aedes fauna collected with gravid traps in Wooster, northeastern Ohio, USA” (paper at the preprint stage)
  • Moses Luri, Stephen Katz, Jonathan Yoder. (2021). “Water Storage and Economic Resilience in a Managed Hydrologic System” (working paper)
  • Moses Luri. (2021). “Remote Jobs and Domestic Utility Expenditure Adjustments in a Post-Pandemic World” (Working Paper)
  • Tong Wang, Moses Luri, Larry Janssen, David A. Hennessy, Hongli Feng, Micheal C. Wimberly, Gaurav Arora. 2017. “Determinants of Motives for Land Use Decisions at the Margins of the Corn Belt”.Ecological Economics 134 (2017) 227 | 237.
  • Michael C. Wimberly, Larry Janssen, David A. Hennessy, Moses Luri, Niaz M.Chowdhury, Hongli Feng.2017. “Cropland Expansion and Grassland Loss in the Eastern Dakotas: New Insights from a farm-level survey”. Land Use Policy63 (2017) 160 | 173.
  • Contributor (pg. 36-38) – Innovations in Storage for resilience in the Columbia River Basin – 2019 (Published Report).
  • Contributor – Ghana Social Development Outlook, 2012 edition
Professional Affiliations
  • American Economic Association (member)
  • Commodity and Energy Markets Association (member)
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association (member)
  • Henry Luce III Fund for Distinguished Scholarship (2021-2022)
  • Merton M. Sealts, Jr., Visiting Professorship. (2021- 2022)
  • Walter D. Foss Visiting Professorship. (2020-2021)
  • Tesfaye Girma Graduate Fellowship, WSU (2017 – 2018)
  • National Association of Graduate and Professional Students (NAGPS) Conference award, GPSA WSU (2017)
  • Third Place Winner, Baylor – U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Case Competition, Tampa, Florida (2015)
  • International travel Scholarship, IFAMA conference (Cape Town South Africa) (2014)